August is National Sandwich Month. While we’ve published many delicious sandwich recipes, we’d like to share a variation on the classic tuna salad sandwich. It’s not just any variation: It’s Julia Child’s recipe. Cookbook author Dorie Greenspan published the recipe in The New York Times last year, sharing that it was one of Julia Child’s […]

Diet Tips

[1] The Jambalaya Hot Dog. You can use a Creole or Cajun sausage, or a good old American hot dog (photos #1, #3, #4 and #6 © McCormick). [2] A pot of jambalaya, served over rice (photo © Gelson’s Markets). [3] Zatarain’s smoked sausages, Cajun and Andouille. [4] Whip up jambalaya with a box of […]

Diet Tips

July is National Hot Dog Month, 31 days to try something new. We’ve seen hot dogs wrapped in biscuit dough (photo #2), but why not a regular wrap? That’s what Atoria’s Bakery did with their whole grain lavash (lah-VASH), a flexble flatbread. Atoria’s makes lavash in Traditional, Garlic & Herb, Whole Grain & Flax, and […]

Diet Tips

[1] Homemade lemon ice cream, from the gifted hands of The Baker Chick (photos #1 and #2 and recipe © The Baker Chick). [2] You’ll need a quart container to hold the ice cream. [3] Top with blueberry compote or raspberry sauce. Here’s the compote recipe. [4] We tried the recipe with Meyer lemons*, which […]

Diet Tips

[1] Maker’s Mark Burnt Ends barbecued brisket (photos #1, #2 and #3 © Sam’s Club). [2] A popular way to serve burnt ends. [3] A two-pound package is $ 19.98. [4] Be sure to include a side of coleslaw (photo © Ildi | Panther Media)… [5] …and baked beans. Here’s the recipe (photo © Delallo). […]

Diet Tips

How about a BLT Polenta Recipe for National BLT Sandwich Month? It’s a combination of comfort food and food fun (photo #1). Sundried polenta is garnished with pancetta ( bacon), spinach (for the lettuce) and sundried tomatoes. Plus, a poached egg and pearl onions are added to make this a brunch, lunch or dinner dish. […]

Diets To Lose Weight

March is National Sauce Month. The sauce most used in American homes is tomato sauce—for pasta, pizza, eggs, meatloaf, soup base, dipping and so much more. However, tomato sauce/pasta sauce is one of the biggest sources of hidden added sugar in prepared foods. Look at the labels of the foods you buy: both the grams […]

Diet Tips